For years, the Washington State Utilities and Transportation Commission has tried to conserve phone number batches within the (206), (253), (360), and (425) area codes from exhaustion, and the effort was largely successful leading to the commission to shelve a new area code overlay expansion plan in 2000s. But with growing numbers of phone lines and users, the area code overlay expansion plan for the Central Puget Sound is back and planned for launch sometime around September 2017. Don’t worry — this happened in the 90s with the (253) and (425) area codes and the good people from Almost Live! have instructions just for you!  Enjoy this blast from the past:

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Caelen Ball

Caelen is a third generation son of Ballard. When he was in high school, his parents moved the family out to beautiful Bainbridge Island where he found himself missing urban life--homesickness for Seattle continued on into his college pursuits. Classically trained in structural engineering with an emphasis in earthquake design, he loves steel, glass, and concrete. He primarily writes about Ballard land use (hopefully home to future TOD) and Sound Transit packages, both emphasizing long-range planning.